Entries in 'high street' (72)

Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Online stores and supermarkets failed to capitalize on mass store closures in the UK last year, as High Street stores emerged as the biggest sellers of physical video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2014 at 12:00AM in News
Read our exclusive interview with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the latest MCV

Read our exclusive interview with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the latest MCV

From the battle between GAME and CEX, to Evolve-maker Turtle Rock going it along without Valve, we've got it all covered in the latest MCV.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 14th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
High Street retail offers PC
games 'invaluable exposure'

High Street retail offers PC games 'invaluable exposure'

PC GAMING WEEK: Sales of boxed PC games may have reached their lowest point in history, but the creators of Football Manager and The Sims insist the High Street remains ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 10th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Ebuyer ponders move onto High Street

Ebuyer ponders move onto High Street

Online retailer Ebuyer.com is considering opening its first shops on the High Street.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 9:56AM in News

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GAME's next-gen redesign

GAME's next-gen redesign

Do we need High Street shops?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2014 at 2:44PM in News
12,000 shops to fold in 2014, analyst predicts

12,000 shops to fold in 2014, analyst predicts

The worst of the financial crisis may be behind us, but the year ahead promises to be a challenging one for retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 10:34AM in News
GameStop wants to sell PlayStation Now membership

GameStop wants to sell PlayStation Now membership

Sony’s streaming game service PlayStation Now might not necessarily be the warning claxon for retail that some are predicting.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2014 at 3:53PM in News
Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Currys/PC World owner says it's keeping close tabs on Valve's new Steam Machines to bring devices to the High Street.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 8th 2014 at 11:20AM in News

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O2 to sell PS4s on contract; 65 stores have launch day stock

O2 to sell PS4s on contract; 65 stores have launch day stock

Still hunting for a launch day PS4? Then O2 may be your surprising saviour.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2013 at 11:26AM in News
UK retail ready for 'biggest console launch ever'

UK retail ready for 'biggest console launch ever'

High Street and online retail giants are braced for the launch of Xbox One.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 19th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

Powa Technologies – an ecommerce provider, it should be noted – has issued a damning prediction for the future of the British High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Sony: The vast majority of people don't want to buy online

Sony: The vast majority of people don't want to buy online

The day may well arrive when video games leave the High Street for good. But that’s for consumers to decide, not platform holders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 25th 2013 at 9:36AM in News

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GAME becomes first European retailer to sell Nintendo eShop codes

GAME becomes first European retailer to sell Nintendo eShop codes

As of today GAME customers are able to buy Nintendo eShop download codes in store and online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2013 at 12:32PM in News
The impact of High Street closures on game distribution

The impact of High Street closures on game distribution

Following the loss of HMV and Blockbuster stores, the role of a distributor has become (in principle) easier for now, with fewer stores to deliver to.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 20th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
Epic says games market is "inefficient", is "looking forward to digital future"

Epic says games market is "inefficient", is "looking forward to digital future"

There are plenty of industry execs who remain fully committed to retail. Clearly Epic Games founder Tim Sweeny is not one of them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2013 at 11:48AM in News
Ubisoft: 'Players trust High Street more than online'

Ubisoft: 'Players trust High Street more than online'

Some gaming enthusiasts find buying games on the High Street safer than via online, says Ubisoft.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Dec 12th 2012 at 1:20PM in News

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Retail survey unearths merry mood on the High Street

Retail survey unearths merry mood on the High Street

UK games retailers are surprisingly upbeat in the face of significant market declines.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 10th 2012 at 11:35AM in News
High Street vs Online - the impact of internet retailers

High Street vs Online - the impact of internet retailers

Kantar World Panel analyst Laurie Krohn discusses the changing face of retail and why it’s important to support the High Street retailer...

on Oct 10th 2012 at 1:31PM in News
It's the six months of Christmas for UK games retail

It's the six months of Christmas for UK games retail

Retailers have praised publishers for daring to release titles outside of the traditional Q4 sales bonanza.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 30th 2012 at 11:06AM in News
GAME Oxford Street is closing

GAME Oxford Street is closing

On September 8th, GAME will close its flagship Oxford Street store.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 22nd 2012 at 5:12PM in News
EA: High Street games retail to become extinct within a decade

EA: High Street games retail to become extinct within a decade

A leading EA executive has predicted the death of High Street games retail within ten years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2012 at 8:26AM in News
Sony calls on the High Street to boost PlayStation Plus

Sony calls on the High Street to boost PlayStation Plus

The High Street has been called in to help Sony ramp up subscribers to its PlayStation Plus service.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 21st 2012 at 2:05PM in News
UK games market reaches lowest ebb

UK games market reaches lowest ebb

Olympics fever was good news for publishers of Olympic-based games, but it wasn’t enough to save the UK games market from its worst performance ever last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2012 at 1:48PM in News
Five top High Street games stores

Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 25th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
Rumour: GameStop to start selling Steam vouchers

Rumour: GameStop to start selling Steam vouchers

Claims emerging from the US suggest that retailer GameStop is to start selling gift vouchers for Valve’s digital PC games portal Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2012 at 11:36AM in News